Courtney Lawes and Nathan Hughes’ knee surgery set to rule the England backrow duo out long-term.
Lawes and Hughes will undergo knee ligament surgery this week following injuries sustained in Paris in last weekend's Six Nations fixture with France.
A tough break for the England duo. Hughes had only recently returned to fitness while Lawes was not long out of the woods following an earlier portion of his career littered with injuries.
Expected injury lay-offs:
Lawes- 14 weeks
Hughes- 12 weeks
Both forwards will miss the rest of the season for both club and country, ruling the pair out of England's summer tour to South Africa.